My name's Audrey Geipel (pronounced "Guy-pull"). I'm a Midwesterner at heart, but I've traveled all over the world and currently live in Los Angeles.
I'm a year out of school with a bachelor's degree in applied and computational mathematics with an emphasis in physics and a minor in 3D animation from the University of Southern California. That's a bit of a mouthful for one line on my resume, but it means that I have a background in both STEM and art. My dual background makes me technical in ways many creatives aren't, and creative in ways others in STEM may not be.
Currently, I work at DreamWorks Animation as a Technical Resource Administrator, helping to manage the 24/7 render farm, troubleshooting, and coding in Python to help automate the process.
When I'm not working on a computer or watching a movie, I spend a good chunk of my free time in the kitchen trying new recipes or scoping out the best places to eat in Los Angeles. You can read up on my various kitchen exploits at my blog: www.thebatterthickens.com.
My favorite animated films are Castle in the Sky and WALL-E, but Into the Spiderverse or Klaus are close contenders. I hate being asked to pick just one.
For the nitty gritty, check out my resume: